‘Essex lion was my pet cat Teddy Bear’

Posted August 28th, 2012 by administrator

‘Essex lion was my pet cat Teddy Bear’
News from owner – BBC News:

Ginny Murphy said Teddy Bear regularly patrols the area where the “big cat” was photographed

A woman has claimed sightings of a “lion”- which sparked an extensive search by Essex Police – were of her large pet cat, Teddy Bear.

A search for the “very large animal” seen in St Osyth, near Clacton-on-Sea, on Sunday was called off on Monday.

Ginny Murphy said her ginger Maine Coon cat, the largest domestic breed, regularly wanders into the field where the animal was spotted.

She said she believes Teddy Bear was mistaken for a lion by holidaymakers.

‘Like to hunt’

A search by police was triggered on Sunday evening when people staying at a caravan park reported sightings of “a very large animal” near Earl Hall Drive.

Gill and Steve Atkin took this photograph of what they said appeared to be a “very large animal”

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Hartville Group to Include Pet Travel Assistance Services with Pet Insurance Plans
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/PRNewswire/ — The Hartville Group announced today it has partnered with Global Pet Plus to provide Hartville’s pet insurance customers with pet travel assistance services.

One of the oldest and largest pet insurance providers in the US, Hartville, through its subsidiary agency, is the first among the nation’s pet insurance providers to include emergency travel assistance with its plans.  

The Hartville Group provides pet insurance through its subsidiary agency under the brand names ASPCA Pet Health Insurance, Hartville Pet Insurance and Petshealth Care Plan. As the only strategic partner for pet insurance with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Hartville has provided ASPCA Pet Health Insurance to US consumers since 2006.

Whenever a customer is traveling 100 miles or more away from home with their pet, one phone call to Global Pet Plus’s 24/7 Operations Center will immediately connect the customer with services such as veterinary referrals, emergency transport, assistance finding a missing pet, concierge services and a pre-trip checklist. Global Pet Plus makes all the necessary arrangements for services, with no out-of-pocket costs for customers.

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